Steph Curry won his second NBA scoring title on Sunday, scoring a game-high 46 points in the Golden State Warriors’ 113-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Curry, who last won the title in 2016, finished the regular season with a 32.0-point scoring average, edging out Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards, who finished with 31.3.
Curry, at the age of 33, is the oldest scoring champion since Michael Jordan, who did so at the age of 35 during the 1997-98 season.
“I had a lot of good looks all night,” said Curry, per the BBC. “We were in sync. The guys set great screens for me.”
Curry’s heroics helped his team finish eighth in this week’s play-in tournament, setting up a mouthwatering matchup with LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.
Speaking ahead of the game, James praised Curry’s recent performances and explained why he believed his team would be facing the season’s MVP.
“Our paths have been crossed again. There’s always been a level of respect that’s even beyond the game of basketball,” James said.
“We get caught up in the records sometimes […] instead of saying who had the best season that year. Steph has had, in my opinion, the best season all year.”
Curry became the Warriors’ all-time leading scorer earlier this year, breaking Wilt Chamberlain’s 57-year record.
In 2015 and 2016, he was named MVP twice.
In other NBA news, the Utah Jazz defeated the Sacramento Kings 121-99 on Sunday to finish the season with the best record in the league at 50-22.
The Jazz finished the regular season with the best record in franchise history, and head coach Quin Snyder is proud of the accomplishment.